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The Bayview Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge bringing westbound U.S. Route 24 (US 24) over the Mississippi River. It connects the cities of West Quincy, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois. Quincy Memorial Bridge serves Eastbound US-24. The bridge was built at a cost of $32 million, $3 million over budget,

Bayview Bridge
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Coordinates 39°56′00″N 91°25′17″W / 39.93333°N 91.42139°W / 39.93333; -91.42139
Carries 2 lanes of Westbound US 24
Crosses Mississippi River
Locale West Quincy, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois
Other name(s) Quincy Bayview Bridge
Maintained by Illinois Department of Transportation
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Total length 4,507 feet (1,374 m)
Width 27 feet (8 m)
Longest span 900 feet (274 m)
Clearance below 63 feet (19 m)
Opened August 22, 1987; 31 years ago (August 22, 1987)

During the 1980s, it was decided that the Quincy Memorial Bridge, though still structurally sound, was insufficient for traffic. Therefore, the Bayview Bridge was built to alleviate traffic over the older bridge. It was built before the extension of Interstate 72 (I-72) west into Hannibal, Missouri. Traffic levels increased when the existing downstream US 36 bridge over the Mississippi River was closed to make room for the new I-72 bridge.

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